Thursday, 20 October 2011

Vancouver Harbourfront

How could I fail to be impressed by Vancouver?  My first glimpse of the city was as the aircraft circled on the approach and I saw mountains and sea.   

I found my way from the airport via the SkyTrain, which was constructed for the 2010 Olympics.  It dropped me in the heart of the city, but I soon discovered that I would be doing plenty of walking during my visit, as my hotel was some distance from the centre.

After checking in at the hotel, I set out on my first adventure to explore the Harbourfront.  The marinas are full of boats ~ it seems that they don't bother to haul the boats out for winter, as they do not have to deal with severe weather conditions and the harbours don't freeze.

I adored those little houseboats.  How cozy they must be and how I wished that I could see inside!

Looking across towards the northern shore, I glimpsed yet more boats and the beautiful mountains.

Two million dollar yachts are a common sight here.  I suspect that the boat to the left of this photo probably cost somewhere in that region.    I saw a similar one during my visit and it had a for sale sign: asking price, $1.95 million.